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Cortland County Sheriff Mark E. Helms has issued a travel advisory for Cortland County till 9 am on Thursday, (January 31st) warning that hazardous weather, strong winds and extremely cold temperatures will make travel difficult
The advisory, however does not restrict travel.
It is recommended that you take no unnecessary travel, but if you do need to travel, please use caution.
The National Weather Service’s Wind Chill Warning in now in effect until tomorrow (January 31st) at 6 pm.
Dangerously cold wind chills are expected. Wind chills of 20 below to 30 below zero is expected, with wind gusts of 25 to 35 mph this afternoon.
The lowest wind chills will be overnight through Thursday morning.
The cold wind chills could cause frostbite on exposed skin within 30 minutes.
A Wind Chill Warning means the combination of very cold air and the wind will create dangerously low wind chill values. Frostbite can occur quickly and even hypothermia or death if precautions are not taken.
Stay indoors. If you must go out, limit your time outside and dress in layers.